Adolfo Perez, Architect
Architecture Planning Interior Design
69 Union Street, Newton, MA 02459
ioned from what were three tiny rooms.
The space now features an oversize island
with a table-like profile. Topped with Carrara
marble, the custom piece has legs crafted from
salvaged theater decorations that conceal elec-
trical wiring and gas pipes. Goff also preserved
the original glass-paned panels from what was a
butler’s pantry and used them to create stunning
sliding doors on new tall wall cabinets.
Preserving windows and doors became a
labor of love. Although the residence sits outside
Newport’s strictly regulated historic district,
Goff chose to painstakingly repair all of the original windows. The only glazing new to the house
is on the wall where the sunroom was attached.
Doors, meanwhile, play their own special
ivory paint modernizes much of
the wood paneling in the front hall
(above left). In the living room
(above right), white sofas and a
natural-fiber rug are contemporary
complements to antique pieces. A
pink rug in the dining room (facing
page) correlates with stained-glass
windows above doors to a terrace.